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Mum’s emotional moment as she sees the moon for the first time in 20 years

March 8th, 2019

She’s not seen the moon or sparkle of the stars for 20 years. But 45-year-old mum Natalie Mann finally got to see outer space in all its glory after attending a stargazing event for the Dark Skies Festival. Overcome with emotion, the former nurse who suffers with severe sight loss said looking up at the […]

The wonderful benefits of the South Downs for children’s mental health

February 7th, 2019

Did you know that the mental health benefits of going for a walk can last seven hours? The link between the great outdoors and wellness is nothing new, but mounting evidence across a range of studies points towards there being a real scientific connection between experiencing the natural world and a long-lasting positive impact on […]

It’s time to get moonstruck – stargazing and lunar extravaganza returns to National Park

January 30th, 2019

The 50th anniversary of the first moon landings will be celebrated as the South Downs Dark Skies Festival returns with two weeks of cosmic fun for all the family. Find a list of all the events taking place during the festival. With 2019 marking half a century since the Apollo 11 landing, this year’s action-packed […]

Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

January 15th, 2019

Written by Emily Summers, Visitor Experience Officer at Pulborough Brooks For 40 years, the RSPB has been asking you to count the birds that visit your garden as part of the annual Big Garden Birdwatch. This is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey with half a million members of the public taking part each year, […]

An ethereal dawn wins South Downs photo competition 18/19

January 2nd, 2019

Early morning light casts shadows across an ethereal autumn mist, witnessed only by rolling hills and one small bird in Lorraine Heaysman’s winning image in the South Downs National Park photo competition 2018-19. Lorraine from Worthing in West Sussex, wins £250, for her picture ‘Autumn gold’ – taken from the hills above Upwaltham. “Lorraine’s photo […]

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